One person living in the rural area of Wood Buffalo has contracted COVID-19.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Thursday 50 new cases across the province – putting the provincial total at 6,457.
This is the third case reported in the region outside of Fort McMurray.
Chief Vern Janvier of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation stated on social media the individual lives in his community. He adds all those who’ve been in contact are being notified.
The other two individuals have already recovered.
There remains one active case in Fort McMurray. Twenty-one others in the community who contracted the virus previously have since overcome the illness.
These 23 individuals across the RMWB are among the 5,205 in Alberta who no longer have the virus. This represents just over 80 per cent of cases.
Meanwhile, one more person has passed away from COVID-19 in Alberta – putting the death toll at 121.
None of the deaths have been in the RMWB.